Birth Parents Blog

Experienced Adoptive Couple in the Portland Area Hope to Adopt Again!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 31, 2018

Meet Jeremy and Adela, an active, loving, and faithful family excited to adopt again! They'd love to have an open adoption with you including letters, photos, and visits, if you're comfortable. They live in the greater Portland area, where Jeremy's a physician assistant and Adela works part-time as a pharmacist.

Jeremy and Adela's younger son was adopted as a newborn and their oldest is biological. "We’ve always longed for adding a little girl into our family, and we feel the Lord stirring in our hearts to adopt!" say Jeremy and Adela. As a family, they enjoy traveling the world, camping, playing board games, and going on mission trips with their church.

Every night, Jeremy and Adela cook together, and then pray together as a family at the dinner table. Jeremy and Adela promise to love and support your child and to teach her about the Lord, how to be kind, and to accept everyone as they are. They promise that your daughter will always know her adoption story and how much she is loved by you. 

Keep reading to learn more about this experienced adoptive couple in the Portland area!

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Topics: adoptive family in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon adoptive family, Oregon adoptive couple, adoptive family from the West coast, open adoption visits, Open Adoption

What to Expect When You Make an Adoption Plan (Part 2)

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 13, 2018

Today's blog post is a follow-up to last week's popular one, all about what you can expect when you make an adoption plan

Your baby’s birth will launch the final part of your adoption plan. It’s totally normal if during this time you feel tons of different emotions, such as sadness, anger, and confusion. Lifetime is definitely here to listen, and we encourage you to take advantage of the no-cost counseling available to you. Both while making an adoption plan AND after your adoption plan goes through, you get one-on-one counseling from a licensed therapist, and talk with other birth mothers who have been where you are now.

In today's post, we're sharing details about what happens in the last part of your adoption plan. So, here's what will go down:

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Topics: Open Adoption, adoption plan, open adoption visits, adoption placement

Discover Your Top 3 Choices With Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 9, 2017

In open adoption, there are three main choices that you're able to decide on: to keep contact after placement, to choose the adoptive family, and to decide how things will go during your hospital stay.

Today, we are sharing more info about these three choices in open adoption!

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Topics: Open Adoption, adopt out my baby, Adoption for my child, adoption for my baby, choosing adoption for my baby, open adoption visits

What Are the Benefits to Open Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 2, 2017

If you’ve just started to think about adoption for your baby (or child), you’ve probably heard the term "open adoption." What does it mean? And what are the benefits to you choosing an open adoption plan for your child? Today, Lifetime shares the answers to both these adoption questions!

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Topics: adopt out my baby, adopt out my child, Open Adoption, what is open adoption like?, open adoption visits, Adoption Questions

Is Adoption the Right Choice for Me? [VIDEO]

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 27, 2016

If you’re thinking about adoption, it’s common to ask yourself, “how do I know I’m doing the right thing?”  

Check out this short video below to learn more about open adoption:

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Topics: adoption for my baby, adopt out my baby, adopt my baby, Give up my baby, Open Adoption, open adoption visits, is adoption right for me

Two Women Reveal Why They Chose Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 9, 2016

The reasons why women turn to adoption for their child: some are very young and know they can’t be a mom right now. Others are struggling to care for the child they’re currently parenting and just couldn’t give the care they want to give to another child. She may not have the resources or support in her life to parent, or maybe an unplanned pregnancy goes against her culture, religion, or morals. Today, Lifetime is sharing two women’s stories of how they came to choose open adoption for their babies.

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Topics: adoption for my baby, Adoption for my child, adoption plan, Open Adoption, open adoption visits

Then and Now: Birth Mother Laura Shares Her Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 2, 2016

Laura made an adoption plan for her son Spencer 18 years ago, and chose to have a very open adoption with the adoptive mom she chose. She's maintained yearly visits with her son and the adoptive mom, Theresa. Read on to find out more about open adoption, and to see how it looks in birth mom Laura's life today...

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Topics: Adoption story, then and now, adoption for my baby, Adoption for my child, birth mother stories, Open Adoption, open adoption visits

Liz’s Adoption Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 30, 2016

Through an unplanned pregnancy, birth mother Liz discovered more than just a plan for her daughter’s future through open adoption.

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Topics: Adoption story, birth mother stories, Open Adoption, open adoption visits

What to Expect in an Open Adoption After Your Baby is Born

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 8, 2016

This post is a follow-up to a post we did last month, called "What to Expect With Open Adoption."

Your baby’s birth will begin the final part of the adoption process. It’s normal if during this time you feel many different ways, like sad, angry, and confused. What can help is one-on-one counseling, and/or support from other birth mothers.

Here’s what happens in the final phrases of adoption:

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Topics: Open Adoption, adoption plan, open adoption visits, adoption placement

How Open Adoption Benefits You and Your Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 21, 2015

Choosing adoption for your baby can be a tough parenting choice, but it shows you love and care for your child. Here are some of the many benefits for you of placing your child through open adoption:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption for my child, open adoption visits, adoption for my baby